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Enjoy Bishop’s Garden and support Parish Nursing 

On the afternoon of July 2 the Bishop of Norwich and his wife are kindly opening their garden to the public to raise funds for the St Francis Heartsease Parish Nursing Service with music, refreshments and a focus on spiritual health.

Bishops GardenBased at St Francis Church in Heartsease, the Parish Nursing Service provides spiritual, physical, mental and social support to anyone of any faith or age in need in the Heartsease Parish free of charge. They are able to offer practical support to people, time to listen and the ability to share their faith as Christian nurses.

The beautiful 4-acre garden will be open to the public from 1pm - 5pm with entertainment from Take 3 (plus guests) Jazz Band, Pam Clarke’s Dance Academy and the Thorpe Community Choir.  Refreshments will be available and there will be plants for sale.

Eleanor Laming, Assistant Practitioner for Parish Nursing said: “As this event is in aid of the Parish Nursing Service, there is an underlying theme of spiritual health, with activities for children, a prayer labyrinth, relaxation therapies and an offer of anointing and healing for those who are interested.   Information will also be available on Parish Nursing.”  

The main entrance to the Bishop’s Garden is off St Martin at Palace Plain, opposite the law courts in Norwich.   There is another, smaller entrance to the garden from Bishopgate. The entry fee is £3 for an adult, free for children and wheelchair users, and the nearest parking is in the St Anne’s Wharf Pay and Display car park, near the Adam and Eve Pub.  Guide dogs only. Last entry 4.30 pm.

The Parish Nursing Service would like to thank the following businesses for their support: Mills and Reeve, Ben Burgess, Mousehold Garden Centre, G Morris and Son

Bishop’s Garden, St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1SB 

Click here to read our previous story about parish nurses

Photo: Parish Nurse Angela Stewart, left, and Assistant Practitioner Eleanor Laming.

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